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Pronunciation: / asimile /

Translation of assimiler in English:

verbe transitif

  • 1 (considérer équivalent) See examples: assimiler l'embargo à une déclaration de guerre/leur silence à un refus
    to consider the embargo tantamount to a declaration of war/their silence tantamount to a refusal
    assimiler les travailleurs à des machines
    to treat workers as machines
    assimiler le livre aux périodiques
    to make no distinction between books and periodicals
  • 2 (Droit) (considérer équivalent juridiquement) See examples: assimiler une prime à un salaire
    to consider a bonus equivalent to a salary
    être assimilé cadre
    to have executive status
  • 3 (comparer)assimiler quelque chose/quelqu'un à
    to liken something/somebody to
    nous ne voulons pas être assimilés à des délinquants
    we don't want to be likened to delinquents

also: s'assimiler verbe pronominal

  • 1 (être comparable)
    (style, méthode)
    to be comparable
    à to
  • 2 (se comparer)
    to compare oneself
    à to
  • 3 (s'intégrer)
    (communauté, minorité)
    to become assimilated

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